In Defense of the Citizen Journalist

As a trained journalist, the term citizen journalism should give me pause, especially given the recent presidential election during which facts were often replaced by provocative commentary. Yet, with fewer journalists reporting less news, citizens in rural and suburban communities cannot rely on 24-hour pseudo news to fill the void left by the closures/mergers of local media…Read more In Defense of the Citizen Journalist

Communications Breakdown

A quick curation of recent news about the field of communications -- 366 links to understand fact-checking in 2016 - Poynter, Dec. 21, 2016 2016 was the year of facts -- or not. Poynter, the global leader in journalism best practices and ethics, compiled 366 fact-checking links covering the fact craze that took over the world. Poynter tackles…Read more Communications Breakdown

Facebook & Media: The Saga

In case you missed it, Facebook -- that social media darling we all love to hate -- is making changes to its timeline...again. Who cares, right? Usually, I would agree; most changes are nothing more than minor annoyances. No, I DON'T want to tag feature photos, thank you very much. What's next; are you gonna ask me to pick my top…Read more Facebook & Media: The Saga